Monday, September 30, 2013
My Painting #30 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days - September 2013 Challenge
Today is Day #30 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - September 2013 Daily Painting Challenge. Hooray!! I completed a total of 30 paintings for the month of September!
Today's painting is a Painted Poem. The poem was written by: William Carlos Williams - it is entitled The Red Wheelbarrow. This painting is 2 feet x 3 feet. (sorry about the not so good photo!) The poem reads as follows:
So much depends upon
A red wheelbarrow
Glazed with rain water
Beside the white chickens
I actually started this painting a while ago. It was another work in progress that I totally neglected. When I decided to participate in Leslie's 30 in 30 challenge, I told myself that I was going to paint a little each day on this painted poem so that by Day #30 it would be completed! And it is!! Whew! This was quite an undertaking! (Well, I still have to varnish it...but.. the painting part is finished.)
I got the idea of painting this poem in this manner from one of Paul Klee's painted poems entitled "Once Emerged from the Grey of Night" - dated 1918. I thought this was a very cool idea and wanted to give it a try! (My feeling now that it is completed. Well, let's just say, I won't be painting anymore poems in the near future :o)
This painting completes the challenge! Sticking with this challenge is my birthday present to me from me because today is my birthday! You ask how old are you?? "wink...wink..29".
I would like to thank everyone who has followed me on this 30 in 30 painting journey. I sincerely appreciate each word of support, encouragement, compliment, advice and friendly visit. Thank you all so very much.
Happy Painting! Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.
Sending lots of hugs to you all,